Information for Drug-Free School and Communities Act of 1989

In accordance with the Drug-Free School and Communities Act of 1989, Madison College provides the following information about the use of alcoholic beverages and illegal chemical substances.

Restrictions of Controlled Substances

Policy regarding Tobacco Free District 

Policy regarding Drug Free Workplace

Policy regarding Beer and/or Wine on Campus

Policy regarding Controlled Substances and Alcohol

Student Rights and Responsibilities including restrictions relating to use, possession or influence of controlled substances

Procedures for reporting and adjudication of alleged code of conduct violations. Students failing to comply with the Student Responsibilities—Student Code of Conduct may be placed on disciplinary probation or suspension or be expelled.

The following information pertains to federal and state laws concerning possession, usage, and sale of controlled substances.

Federal Trafficking Penalties

Wisconsin Statute 961 - Uniform Controlled Substances Act
Prohibits drug possession and delivery and includes penalties that include up to 15 years of prison and fines up to $500,000.  First-time conviction of possession of a controlled substance can be sentenced up to one year of prison and fined up to $5,000, Wis. Stat. 961.41 (3g)(a). The penalties vary according to the amount of drug confiscated, the type of drug found, the number of previous offenses by the individual and whether the individual intended to manufacture the drug, sell the drug or use the drug. (See Wis. Stat. 961.41.) Sentences can be multiplied when exacerbating factors are present, such as when a person distributes a controlled substance to a minor, Wis. Stat. 961.46(1).

Wisonsin Statute 125 - Alcoholic Beverages
Substantial restrictions against alcohol abuse also exist in Wisconsin. It is against the law to sell alcohol to anyone who has not reached the legal drinking age of 21, and there is a concurrent duty on the part of an adult to prevent the illegal consumption of alcohol on his/her premises, Wis. Stat. 125.07(1)(a)(1). Violation of this statute can result in a $500 dollar fine. It is against the law for an underage person to attempt to buy an alcoholic beverage, falsely represent his/her age, or enter a licensed premises. Violators of this law can be fined $500, ordered to participate in a supervised work program, and have their driver’s license suspended, Wis. Stat. 125.07(4)(3). Harsher penalties exist for the retailers of alcoholic beverages who violate it, including up to 90 days in jail and revocation of their retail liquor permit.

Wisconsin Department of Transportation - OWI and Related Alcohol and Drug Penalties


Assistance Programs
Madison College Counseling Services offer a range of professional services for students needing assistance. Counseling services are free and available to all current or prospective students. Personal counseling services are brief in nature and a student needs to be currently enrolled at Madison College in order to take advantage of this specific service. If we determine that your counseling needs require resources or competencies beyond what we can provide, we will assist with a referral to an appropriate and affordable community based mental health provider.

Alcohol and Drug Abuse (AODA) Prevention Program - A student in need of assistance to work through such problems is encouraged to contact the AODA Specialist. Conscientious efforts to seek such help shall not in themselves jeopardize any student’s enrollment and will not be noted in the student’s educational record. Any assistance provided can be done anonymously and is kept completely confidential within legal guidelines. If needed, this could include referral to agencies providing AODA treatment.

Listing and links to other online resources and support.


Health Risks of Controlled Substances
Madison College AODA and counseling staff have developed a video to review this information as well as some health risks of use or abuse of certain controlled substances. Drug-Free Schools and Communities Information(Total duration 19:14)